Friday, November 12, 2010

A Pleasure Flash

I woke this morning to one of the best rock songs ever: Grace Slick belting out Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” ... hearing that powerful woman howl: REMEMBER!!! WHAT THE DOORMOUSE SAID!!! FEED YOUR HEAD!!! FEED YOUR HEAD!!!


And I jumped up out of bed feeling like a million bucks, wanting to write a happy poem, loving my coffee, loving my life. So great to be alive when people are singing and my feet feel like dancing!

Go forth and be grateful! Feed your head!
(Here's "White Rabbit" on Youtube)


The Puss’s Tale

My dainty white socks and tidy white bib
jazz up my plain tabby soul, and I fly
from the floor to the sky, to the table and lap
pleasured with morsels and spine-thrilling hands.
I’m queen of a world so intriguing and fine
that even my eyes and my whiskers must dance.


Can you tell a story in exactly 55 words? That's the G-Man's Flash Friday challenge. Check out other tales here.


27 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Great words. Enjoyed that.

Mariana Soffer said...

I love cats and I loved this short text about them. It shows you love them too.
Take care my friend

Belinda said...

She's a well-loved cutie! Nice 55.

joanny said...

Love the cat and the apt description you so wisely penned in a mere economy of 55 words.

cheers,
joanny

A Daft Scots Lass said...

This instantly brought a smile to my face. "whiskers must dance". So sweet and so quaint. Look at that face!!!!

Alan Burnett said...

You manage to conjure up so much in so few words. The WV is "rhymbuti" which is somehow most suitable

Brian Miller said...

awww...as adorable as she is....

the walking man said...

Cat people are slightly off kilter.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I left my kitty friends behind in my last marriage. I forget sometimes how fun and thrilling they were.

They sure were an awesome and cool motley crew.

Thanks for this reminder!

Lyn said...

You have a beautiful cat ... not a whisker out of place and she certainly looks like the queen of the world. Very clever ...

Carrie Burtt said...

I love this....so true to the spirit of a cat...and yes they do have it good...they are always kings and queens of their domain!
:-) (I should know I have 7! Just call me the "crazy cat lady"...lol)

Magpie said...

Great 55...love "My dainty white socks and tidy white bib
jazz up my plain tabby soul,"
She's beautiful.

gautami tripathy said...

A great cat..a great poem..

echoed sky

Eric Alder said...

What a cute widdle puddin'! Give her a scratch under the chin for me. Nice 55, O' Enchanted One!

G-Man said...

Chris...?
I have a cat just like yours, but it's a HE by the name of Beaver.
But other than that....hehehe
Exactly the same!!
Loved your story, and don't forget, they eat the butter!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Julie said...

Awwwww! I used to have a cat that looked just like yours. Your 55 is awesome, Chris. It's just what I needed on this beautiful afternoon. And "queen of a world so intriguing and fine" is so true!

Myrna R. said...

So cute! - the cat and the poem.

Claudia said...

oh i love this - i can almost see her dancing like the cat's queen..nice

Monkey Man said...

You did feel the joy today. What a cute kitty.

PattiKen said...

Love your kitty's attitude. But most of all, I'm loving your mood.

May I have some, please?

Mona said...

Awww! That is such a sweet picture! They look like helpless kids and behave like queens! i love them!

ps. You don't need word verification if your comment moderation is on!

MuseSwings said...

I am as enchanted by The Puss' Tale as I am by the enchanting remarks you left this past week. Thank you for both!

Woman in a Window said...

Oh, gimme some adat!

Side story, I've had a cat for twelve years or so. Probably longer. It's been a hateful thing, not lovable, and I'm sheepish to say, not loved. Since Robert has been with us he has loved the cat and pet it and invited it into our lives again. The darned thing was sleeping on a chair last night in the middle of the chaos that is our family. It has never done that. Ever. Can you imagine? It has remained hidden in upstairs rooms and we allowed it. On the chair, sleeping. I'm grateful and relieved it gets to be like this, even briefly, before it dies. It is an old cat now, losing its skittish ways. Huh, you can teach an old cat new tricks.

Play your day away
and nap too.

xo
erin

TechnoBabe said...

Wonderful to wake to happy songs and have the bouncy energy to go with them. I am so glad you are feeling better, healthier and stronger.

Marion said...

I loved reading this poem early this morning...such joy of life expressed here! I love the song White Rabbit as well.

Cats are truly queens of the world...or king! I love the "spine-thrilling hands"...

Georgina Dollface said...

Have I told you that you have a gorgeous cat? Lovely 55. My cat no longer jumps and flies around these days. She's getting on in years, but when she was a spry young thing, oh how she loved to leap! - G

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

So very feline...I truly think their whiskers tingle with pleasure! Great 55.

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